Leaders & Staff
Pastor Dan GildnerPastor Dan became the senior pastor of Grace in August of 2018. With degrees from the University of Michigan, Asbury Seminary & United Seminary (Masters of Divinity & Doctor of Ministry). Before coming to Grace, he served 12 years in churches in Dayton before being appointed to United Theological Seminary as the Dean of the Chapel and Professor of Clergy Formation. Dan is married to Erin, a missionary kid from Barcelona Spain and they have 3 children - Caleb, Silas and Elena. They enjoy hiking
Pastor Grace BrooksGrace joined the staff as associate pastor in December of 2015. She comes with many years of experience in nearly every area of ministry. She enjoys the ability to love and care for people through Christ's love and see how everyone has a part in the kingdom.
Grace loves to spend time with her husband Jay, and their children Amanda, Sean, Lindsay, and Austin. She also likes reading, taking walks, and being near any kind of water.
Jodi NewmanExecutive Assistant
Jodi joined the staff in April 2009 after volunteering in various capacities for eight years. She has her B.S. in Business from the University of Kansas. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, volunteering, and yard work. Her favorite thing about working at Grace is the people - it's never boring!
Rachelle MoserAdministrative Assistant
Rachelle has been married to Don for 43 years and they have 4 children and 7 grandchildren. They are members of Grace Church and she absolutely loves being given the opportunity to serve at Grace. Rachelle prays that His light shines through her and she can be used where ever He wants her to serve.
Jenn joined the Grace staff in September, 2015. She likes to hang out with her family, read, travel and snuggle her kitties! Working at Grace is a blessing for Jenn because she loves being a part of something special and truly worthwhile. She also enjoys working for and with people who also love God!
Elaine MoorePreschool Director
Elaine is the director of Grace Preschool for 3 and 4 year olds. She has been with the Preschool since 1994 because she says she loves the families and children she gets to meet.
Kevin ConnorsDirector of High School & College Ministries
Kevin came to Grace Church in the Spring of 2018. Previously he had served in youth ministry for over ten years. He loves working with teens and young people because it is such an important time in their life and faith walk.
Kevin is married to Katie and they have two children, Drew and Brooklyn.
Cindy KrockDirector of Jr. High Ministries
Cindy's passion for children and spreading the word of the Lord led her to becoming the Junior High Coordinator in May of 2010. At Grace she has taught 6th and 7th grade Sunday School, youth Bible studies, and Youth activities for many years. In her free time, Cindy enjoys gardening, exercising, volunteering, and bird watching.
Brian DarioDirector of Children & Family Ministries
Brian gives vision to the children's ministry (birth-6th grade) and families from both our church and from our community, helping us all know Jesus, love Jesus and serve Jesus. Brian has ministered and served youth and children for the last 16 years in various capacities. One of his greatest desires is to see children choosing to trust in who God says that they are. Brian is married to his wife Bethany and has two kids, Miah and Asher.
Vinnie PisarskiContemp. Worship & Youth Band Leader
Vinnie has been on staff since July 2013 and leads the congregation during our contemporary service. He also leads the youth praise bands during Gro and EPIC. When Vinnie's not at Grace or playing guitar, he can be found building model trains and rooting for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Ashley GeiseStoryteller, Media & Visual Communications
With a passion and knack for creative and technical disciplines, Ashley studied Visual Communication Design, Technology, and Marketing at both Kent State University and Bowling Green State University. Ashley is getting married to her fiancé, Matt, in May 2020. Ashley strives to shine the light of Christ to others through the gifts and abilities He has blessed her with. She’s eager to lovingly assist, bond with, develop and flourish Grace Church.
Mitch TysonChancel Choir Director
Mitch returned to Grace in September 2009 to the church where she previously led the choirs for 16 years. Working at Grace has never been a job for her because it's been her passion since she was 13. She loves working with the Chancel Choir and thinks the ultimate worship experience is when there is the coordination of the word, the message and the music in one accord!
Heather BurrowChildcare Coordinator & Wedding Coordinator
Heather started working at Grace in 2009. She has been a member here and done volunteer work since 1999. She has her Bachelor of Social Work. Heather loves serving the people of Grace as well as live music and traveling. Her favorite trip was to Israel and always loves going to Toronto to see family.